Students plan to join United States gun violence walkout

Lorie Shaull

While those who attend the Colorado high school stay home to remember the lives lost in the tragedy, students at schools all across the country, including those in some Orlando-area school districts, will leave class to push for gun control.

In the midst of their grief, the student survivors of the Stoneman Douglas massacre have banded together and inspired a new student-led push for gun reform, with nationwide events such as school walkouts and the March for Our Lives rallies.

Students are walking out of schools to protest inaction from lawmakers against gun violence.

When Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, heard that 17 high school students and educators had been killed in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., she says she felt numb.

Students in Waukee, Urbandale and Johnston have also planned walkouts for Friday.

Basilone said she hopes Friday's demonstration will be more successful than the last.

Friday's walkouts come almost one month after rallies were held nationwide as part of the "March for Our Lives" movement, organized by survivors of the February 14 Parkland school shooting.

NFL Draft: Three Questions for the Homestretch
The signing of Wesley Johnson was a depth move; I do not expect him to supplant either Glasgow at center or Joe Dahl at guard. The Jets have done a ton of homework on Allen, starting last fall when they scouted every one of his games.

On Columbine's 19-year anniversary, students who are participating will walk out of school at 10 a.m., according to National School Walkout's website.

"We want students to make responsible decisions while understanding that sometimes decisions have consequences", wrote Dublin High School Principal Maureen Byrne in an email.

"The safety of all students is a high priority at Manhattan High School, and while we also want to be supportive of students' voices regarding this topic we can not endorse a march off of the school campus", Hoyt wrote to parents. They will be excused from class as long as they have a note from a parent or guardian requesting an early dismissal, according to a letter from Penn Hills High School Principal Eric Kostic. "We will replace them with representatives who will reflect the will of the people, and keep public safety as their priority", Voter for Our Lives said.

Covington has been in touch with both the police department and sheriff's department to have extra presence at Scott County Park, where students will march, as well as on campus at the high school. Most held a vigil and demonstration on school grounds, and then went back to class.

Students have indeed resisted the temptation to "sit idly by", and apparently have ensured that the questions surrounding guns and gun rights will not fade into the background again, as they so often have in the aftermath of mass shootings. Thirteen students and one teachers were killed, along with the gunmen. "This idea that somehow older people are more knowledgeable of the political system, really is not necessarily the case". Organizers on April 16 submitted the paperwork necessary for a special events permit, which is required for any gathering that includes more than 100 people.

Only 39 percent of teens said that allowing teachers to carry guns at school would effectively prevent shootings. Given the history of school shootings, it is fitting to make this protest about Columbine to show how little has changed in almost 20 years. Morse said. "Isn't that what we're here for?"

Students have worked closely with district officials to orchestrate the event, as well as other schools planning similar rallies, he said.

Related News:

  • Amazon looks over the horizon, cuts a deal with Best Buy

    Amazon looks over the horizon, cuts a deal with Best Buy

    The Fire Edition TVs by Insignia and Toshiba are created to work seamlessly with Amazon's own voice assistant Alexa . The retailers announced today (April 18) that they're joining forces to sell televisions across the USA and Canada.
    Inflation rises to 9%, adding to Malawi cost of living squeeze

    Inflation rises to 9%, adding to Malawi cost of living squeeze

    The slump in wage growth is an ongoing contributor to a slow-down both to retail, but to the British economy as a whole. Shadow chief secretary Peter Dowd said: 'Today's inflation figures are still higher than the Bank of England's target.
    Haley warns Assad: Trump 'watching,' USA  work in Syria 'not done'

    Haley warns Assad: Trump 'watching,' USA work in Syria 'not done'

    He spoke to Mrs May and French President Emmanuel Macron by telephone on Saturday, agreeing the operation had been a success. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for OPCW's findings before attacking .
  • Turkey to enter 'new era' after snap elections

    Turkey to enter 'new era' after snap elections

    Longer-dated maturities took the biggest gains, with the 2045 bond registering its most extensive daily gain in two months. Turkey's dollar-denominated bonds gained across curve on the election news with longer-dated issues adding around 1 cent.
    Cole will release his New Album

    Cole will release his New Album "KOD" April 20th

    Fillers from attendees at the show claim that the new album will contain 12 tracks that was recorded over a period of two weeks. Complex is suggesting that the album has three subtitles:" Kidz on Drugz ", "Kid Overdose" and " Kill Our Demonz ".
    U.S.  and United Kingdom  blacklist China's ZTE

    U.S. and United Kingdom blacklist China's ZTE

    The U.S. action against ZTE is likely to further exacerbate current tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade. It might also be the first steps through the bureaucratic box ticking mission to officially ban ZTE .
  • Syrian state TV reports missile attack near Homs targeting Shayrat airbase

    Syrian state TV reports missile attack near Homs targeting Shayrat airbase

    The source added that most of the six other missiles were intercepted as they were targeting Shayrat airbase in Homs countryside. Israel has struck Syrian military targets before and was blamed for strikes earlier this month on the T4 air base in Homs.
    Bon-Ton stores bankrupt, Herberger's to close soon

    Bon-Ton stores bankrupt, Herberger's to close soon

    Younkers stores will close, its parent company said, as it starts the work of shutting down its business across the U.S. Minot and Dickinson have confirmed the closures of their locations, along with the store in West Acres mall in Fargo.
    Can plastic-eating enzyme cut pollution?

    Can plastic-eating enzyme cut pollution?

    The structure of PET is too crystalline to be easily broken down and while PET can be recycled, most of it is not. To begin experiments, the research team wanted to find out exactly how effective PETase was at digesting PET .
  • Amazon Prime Now Boasts More Than 100 Million Members

    Amazon Prime Now Boasts More Than 100 Million Members

    With millions of active users and lakhs of orders placed every day, Amazon has become the fastest-growing company in India . An American electronic commerce company hasn't previously offered a specific number of its Prime members.
    Elon Musk Announces Around-The-Clock Production Of Tesla Model 3

    Elon Musk Announces Around-The-Clock Production Of Tesla Model 3

    In the "profit" section of the leaked email , Musk said that Tesla is now at a point in which it will strive to be profitable. That's thanks in large part to the company's investment in the Model 3, which isn't likely to earn a profit anytime soon.
    Fan Are Convinced The Walking Dead's Season Finale Introduced the Whisperers

    Fan Are Convinced The Walking Dead's Season Finale Introduced the Whisperers

    AMC followed the season finale of " The Walking Dead " with the fourth season premiere of spin-off " Fear The Walking Dead ". While season 8 dragged out the war on Negan , I'm pleasantly surprised with the end, and curious to see what happens next.

Most liked

SC verdict marks sad day in India's history, leaves many ques unanswered
We reject and condemn the malicious attempts of the BJP to misinterpret the judgement for finger pointing, he said. Addressing the media, Congress leader Randeep S Surjewala said, "The verdict marks a sad day in India's history.

McKayla Maroney says convicted predator Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times
Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas both did so in November of 2017, with Jordyn Wieber doing so earlier this year in January. McKayla's full interview will air during a Dateline special on Sunday, April 22nd on NBC .

Los Angeles The Most Polluted City In Nation Again
The nation's cleanest cities are Bellingham, Wash.; Burlington, Vt.; Casper, Wyo.; Honolulu; Melbourne, Fla.; and Wilmington, N.C. The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale region in Arizona and New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA area rounded out the top 10.

Colorado Man Arrested at Taylor Swift's Home
Justin Christoph Lilly, a 24-year-old homeless man, was arrested April 8 for allegedly trying to climb a wall on the mansion. A search of his vehicle turned up a knife, rope, ammunition and more masks and gloves, according to the restraining order.

Golden Knights-Kings, 1st Ld-Writethru,424
The clincher was his 66th playoff win, moving him past Dominik Hasek for sole possession of 11th place on the NHL's all-time list. Quick stopped two shots on goal during the only power play in the period when Adrian Kempe was sent off for hooking.

There Is Evidence That a Planet in Our Solar System Was Destroyed
This particular set of diamonds were formed at 20 gigapascals - the entire weight of its home planet pushing down on it. A colorized image shows the diamond phase (blue), inclusions (yellow) and the graphite region.

Scathing Comey interview provokes President Trump
Comey's comments in an ABC News interview broadcast Sunday were nearly certain to escalate his war of words with the president. Comey said Trump's actions "tainted an institution that pursues the truth". "Not acceptable!" Trump said.

'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Dies At 65
Before " Night Court ", Anderson played Harry, a small-time con man and semi-regular patron at the bar in "Cheers". He became a street performer and reportedly ran a lucrative shell game on the streets of San Francisco for a time.

Tesla supplier Verbom gets $11 million to expand in Quebec
Captivating a peek at sell-side analyst insights, we can understand that the recent mean target price for the company is $320.17. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized.

False alarm, not outside attack, sets off Syria air defenses
The mechanism would look at cases where the OPCW fact-finding mission has established chemical weapons were used or likely used. The team arrived in Syria on Saturday.

NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft poised for launch
These planets could be potential "Earth 2.0" candidates, meaning they could have life on them. Repeated dips would indicate a planet passing in front of its star.

Latest National Weather Service update on weekend storms
The tornado first touch downed in northwest Campbell County, the Amherst County, according to the National Weather Service. Strong winds damaged the roof just days after police said a drunk driver intentionally crashed through the front entrance.

Russian Federation wants Google and Apple to ban Telegram from their app stores
RUSSIA'S STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATOR has asked Apple and Google to yank Telegram from their respective app stores. Despite Russia's hard-line crackdown on Telegram, some users are still finding a way around the ban by using a VPN .

Unclear why 8-year-old slashed students
Beise says authorities don't file charges against children that young, they instead try to get them help. The child who brought the knife, and his parents, were brought to the Sauk Rapids police department.

It looks like Sonny Gray has a Red Sox problem
The Yankees manager thinks Major League Baseball could rule on possible suspensions Thursday. Here's a stroll down memory lane, and a look at three other classic Red Sox-Yankees melees.